The Department of State issues state-of-the-art passports incorporating a photo-digitized image and other enhanced security features to all American citizens, whether they apply in the US or overseas. The Department of State achieves this goal by issuing all full-validity passports at a domestic U.S. passport facility. The processing time to receive a full validity passport from the US issuing facility is approximately two to three weeks. American citizens are encouraged to apply early when renewing expiring passports. In most cases, a full validity passport will be issued for the following lengths of time: Minor under 16 years of age – 5 Year passports; 16 years of age and older – 10 year passports.
Applying in person in Madrid?
Your passport application form must be completed online using the passport application wizard (not handwritten), printed, and brought with you to your appointment (print one-sided pages only, bar code appearing in upper left-hand corner).There are no public printing facilities at the Consulate. Applicants arriving without the printed online passport application, correct passport photos, and their most recent U.S. passport will be asked to reschedule their appointments.
Appointments are required for all services and each applicant needs their own appointment. Information on services and appointment scheduling is available here.
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